From 5th to 6th September, a representative of each project partner of the project came to this meeting in Estonia. Two days where people could look back at what they have
achieved, think about the position in whcih the project is in now and where it is going. This gathering was the opportunity to share peer support and to learn for the remaining part of the project.
During the Training for Traineers: inclusive climate justice work, four brave young adults ventured out in the Hambach forest and lived to tell their story.
Members of Youth for Climate Cyprus, a young independent pressure group supported by Young Friends of the Earth Cyprus, met with the Cypriot Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Mr. Kostas Kadis, on 8th July. These representatives handed over to the Minister a letter which showed a long list of arguments to react to Climate Change.
This summer, thirty young people took part in a four-day summer school in beautiful Matsalu National Park in the West of Estonia. The theme was sustainable food: it concentrated on permaculture and soil, but participants also learned about agricultural policies and wild plants. There was also time for participants own ideas: there was a workshop about food sovereignty and an open session where everybody could propose a discussion topic.
Young Friends of the Earth Scotland and Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth)/ Young Friends of the Earth Norway came together for a three-day training in Aberdeen, Scotland on the theme of 'Just Transition' as part of YFoEE's larger series of trainings on working with affected communities which took place across Europe. Specifically, we were looking at how to transition away from oil while still protecting workers' rights and we looked at the similarities and differences between our two countries' experiences.
From May 30th until June 2nd, Young FoE Europe organised a mini-training in Brussels on working with rural communities. This training was part of the project "Youth and Communities for Environmental Justice". The aim was to help young volunteers from Belgium, Ireland, Latvia and Spain to engage with rural youth and to develop joint activities with young people from rural areas in their communities.
Young Friends of the Earth Malta followed up their successful first round of crop-growing workshops by bringing more young people together to learn how to farm sustainabily in a dry climate.
In May, over 200 young people joined Young Fiends of the Earth Cyprus for a food sovereignty weekend - a chance to lean practical tips about how to build a better, fairer and more localised food system.
Amigos de la Tierra Juventud La Rioja/YFoE Spain organised a training with rural youth in Muro de Aguas, in the north of Spain to better understand and connnect with youth in rural communities on environmental and social justice issues.
Youth participants learned the basic concepts of how rural communities are at risk of depopulation, and specifically the role of women farmers and livestock from an ecofeminist point of view.